Seeing people get excited about cool things they've made makes me happy.
It's one of the things I keep in mind when writing lessons.
Completing worksheets and tests does not give the same return for the effort.
Oh, hey, lovely, my web host is getting hit by a DDoS attack, just in time for the new school year. Yay!
(This isn't too bad. At first I thought my school had ramped up their blocking policy. )
I have mentally been so ready for the school year to start, but after spending much of yesterday setting my lab back up from summer cleaning my body is telling me that perhaps I should have been more active.
Trump has still not tweeted since he stared at the eclipse.
Be the collection of star-forged elements you wish to see in the cosmos.
I have heard so much recent safety talk about the solar eclipse that when I saw a picture of an eclipse on a news site I did my best to not look directly at it.
They say that your password should be something that's personal and private to you, that nobody else would guess.
My pa had this antique sword, a war relic. It was his prized possession, but he only showed it to us, his kids. I still remember Pa's sword, but no hacker would know about it.
So I made my password "Password". Nobody else would ever guess that.
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I read this headline and immediately turn into my parents, reminding me that if I did [stupid thing] the result would be [consequences bad enough that additional punishment from them would be redundant].
For those not willing to click and give them a pageview, the headline is "In Retrospect: Is There Anyone Who Could Have Predicted Where We Are Today?"
Whelp, I am tired, grumpy, lonely, miss my wife immeasurably, and am out of coffee ice cream.
Not all of those problems are of equal importance, but I'm going to point an LCD projector at my bedroom ceiling and beam YouTube videos to it over a Chromecast while I fall asleep. That might help a little.
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The "Punching Nazis" debate is something I have trouble wrapping my head around. On one hand, punching. On the other, frickin' Nazis.
I do not like IRL violence, but there are people in this world who refuse to be stopped by any other means. Hitler was stopped by a lot of brave people with guns.
Those guns were there at the behest of several governments. I have no allusions that our current admin wants these new Nazis curtailed.
My grandfather would not like this at all.
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I do not use "Centrist" and "Moderate" as synonyms.
I've always considered myself to be a moderate, but between "These people don't deserve to live" and "Please don't kill us," there's no center position or room for compromise.
In my lifetime I have seen the right swing so far into crazyland that while I was once a (weak) Republican, I don't even recognize their platform any more.
The parts I recognize? I don't like those, either. I don't like that I once agreed with them.